Chateau de Courcy
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Chateau | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Courcy castle has 6 bedrooms including two master suites with a sleeping capacity of 10 people, The estate includes the castle and a cottage with two bedrooms ; therefore the total capacity is up to 14 people maximum.
The first floor , on one side the landing opens to formal drawing room finished with louis XIV wood panneling and furniture and a magnificent fire place leading to another drawing rooms with Louis XIII panneling, furnishing and tapestry with views to the moat, gardens and pigeon tower. The other side of the landing opens to a vast Louis XIII wood panelled dining room.A secret door leads to the breakfeast room with hand-painted panel walls.This wing also includes the Regency Bedroom with shower and hand basin.
The second floor has 5 bedrooms :2 Master Bedroomswith ensuite bathroom and WC ,1 double bedroom with direct acces to a bathroom and 2 single rooms,all with cabinet de toilettes.
Th elevated basement contain two vast spaces :the main kitchen with stone fireplace and the carpeted Club Room with its own fireplace, for playing cards ,games and watching movies or satellitr TV .
The two storey cottage,100 meters from the main house , has 2 double bedrooms , a bathroom, its own complete kitchen with stone fireplace , dining area and living room.
Several gardens includes a traditional jardin à la française as well as an old vegetable garden or potager converted to a rose garden .The crowing glory is the XVII century pigeon tower, once home to more than 1000 pigeon .
The grounds include an open-air swimming pool ,heated from mid May to mid September and a synthetic grass tennis court . Carp fishing in the moat is possible.
Next to the castle are the staff quarters and stables. In the stables, there are several bicycles, including some for children, ping pong table and other equipment for badmington, croquet , petanque to enjoy on the lawns. A vintage play structure with swings is located in the vegetable garden.
Courcy is 3 miles from the beach. Nearby 18-hole golf course www.golf-cotentin.com was developed 30 years ago by the father of the current owner of Courcy.
Several local horse riding clubs offers private hire and lessons .
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Caen 100 km, Nearest railway: Valognes 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
About this location
The Basse-Normandie region
The Normandy region of France combines a 360-mile dramatic coastline, including the dramatically evocative World War II landing beaches, with a verdant interior of lush farmland, bustling market towns, and historic landmarks such as Mt St Michel and the cities of Caen, Bayeux and Rouen. Gastronomic delights abound, from fine cheeses to cider and Calvados.
Landing Beaches: The largest military landing in history took place in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Monuments, museums, bunkers and cemeteries are a living commemoration to the Battle of Normandy. A perfect base from which to tour the beaches, the tiny town of Bayeux is built around the magnificent Cathedral of Notre-Dame and is home to the 200-foot long Bayeux Tapestry, a world famous masterpiece whose cartoon like scenes depict the epic tale of William the Conqueror's expedition to England in the 11th century.
Caen War Memorial: The Caen Memorial continues its historic journey through the 20th century, from the Second World War to the world at the time of the Cold War. It also proposes a debate on the future of the planet. Exemplary with the wealth of the collection exhibited and the innovation of its presentation, a unique place. It is the quintessential starting place for an understanding of the events that took place leading to D-Day.
Giverny: A pilgrimage for art lovers, this picturesque village on the banks of the Seine was the home of French impressionist painter Claude Monet. Visitors can wander through Monet's cheery spacious house and the exuberant gardens which were the inspiration of his famous waterlily series.
Rouen: A thriving industrial and commercial center and the third largest port in France, Rouen is steeped in history. Both William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc died in the town Victor Hugo called "the city of a hundred spires". Rouen is home to many museums as well as the Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, immortalized by French Impressionist Claude Monet.
Deauville/Trouville: Driving along the "Flowered Coast", three picture perfect towns stand out, The glamorous resort town of Deauville, home to the rich and famous, is a thriving vacation spot of luxury hotels, casinos, race tracks, golf courses and polo grounds. Its twin city, Trouville, separated from Deauville by the Touques river, is a more sedate fishing village. Both towns boast wide sandy beaches. Another town named Honfleur is the birthplace of impressionist painting. Honfleur is a charming harbor villagewith narrow timbered houses. Monet and Baudelaire are but two of the many artists who spend time in this 11TH century town.
Mont Saint Michel: The Abbey of Mont-St-Michel is perched precariously on a 264-foot high rocky islet connected to the mainland by a causeway. Surrounded by over half a mile of massive walls and reached by a steep climb up winding streets, it remains one of the greatest sightseeing attractions in Europe and the second most visited place in France after the Eiffel Tower. The Mont-St.Michel is also known for its tides, the highest on the continent, which race towards the isle at the speed of "galloping horses".
Alencon/Haras du Pin/Bagnole de L'Orne: A discovery of Normandy would be incomplete without a mention of this region's passion for horses, Tourists are welcome to attend any of the numerous horse shows and competitions and visit the many horse breeding estates, of which the Haras du Pin, or the "Versailles of horses", is the most exceptional. Alencon's Fine Arts and Lace Museum presents a major collection of French and European lace from the 17TH to the 20TH century. Bagnoles de l'Orne, a premier spa center, is also worth a visit.
American Art museum of Giverny: The American art museum of Giverny will give you a global understanding of the work of the american artists that came to france at the end of 19th century to study and work on painting.
5 minutes drive to sand beaches and golf course
15 minutes to the D day Beaches (Utah beach)
15 minutes to the village of St Mere Eglise,
1h30 minutes to Mt St Michel,
45 minutes to Bayeux and its famous tapestry,
2 hours to Honfleur and Deauville,
2 hours to Giverny,
2 hours to Rouen,
3 hours to Paris.
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2 Oct 2014
"Understated, relaxed elegance in the Normandy countryside"
A handful of close friends and I spent the most enjoyable and relaxing week at Chateau de Courcy, a thoroughly charming and idyllic 17th century chateau located in the gorgeous Normandy countryside. P… More
23 Jul 2014
"Most incredible time- living in a fairy tail for one week"
This chateau is just a dream come true. The photos look nice but it is even more impressive in reality.
We were lucky to find an available week and the booking process was very easy. Jean is just wonderful. He came from Paris to greet us on our arrival and explained everything and even introduced us to the local fishmonger.
The property is very well kept- the house and the gardens are always perfect. There are some gardener looking after the wonderful gardens and the Madame, who is looking after the Chateau is also a great cook. We, a group of friends with children, spent lovely hours at the pool and in the gardens and we all felt like little prince and princess. In the evening we enjoyed the delicious dinners, which were prepared for us and the evening ended with a digestive in one of the living rooms.
All rooms are furnished with precious antiques and all bathrooms are equipped with high class facilities. Also the kitchen was a dream: Very atmospheric but with first class equipment.
The beach is near by and there are a lot of things to explore in the area.
We will definitely come back! We all felt so lucky to be able to stay in such a wonderful place and also felt very welcome and taken care of.
I must admit, that absolutely all expectations were exceeded a lot.
Chateau de Courcy is definitely the greatest place I have stayed at.
10 Jul 2014
"A beautiful chateau and gardens"
We have stayed two years in a row at this idyllic house.It takes 300 years to get a well balanced house and garden. The in house chef made wonderful suppers of Normandy fare. The poll and tennis cour… More